Mission Statement

 

To introduce new American work by emerging American artists to the international stage.

Beginnings

 

I founded Flying Solo! Presents in 2018 after many years of dreaming and planning. As a theatre director and maker, much of my work involves the development of new plays.  I am privileged to work with many exciting and talented emerging artists whose work I find fresh and vibrant, funny and touching. I am attracted to plays that explore different visions of America and Americans that may not be prevalent in international news.  In addition to theatre, I am also interested in promoting American music and musicians. 

 

​My introduction to the world of fringe festivals came at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2001 when I had the pleasure of bringing a group of students to Scotland to study and create culminating in street performances during the Fringe. That experience inspired me to find a way to use my knowledge of the Fringe to support professional artists who might not have the opportunity to have their voices heard on the world stage for a variety of reasons. Thus, Flying Solo! Presents was born, ultimately allowing me to blend my directorial skills, production experience, and love of nurturing and developing new work and supporting emerging artists.

 

​After producing two solo shows live in Edinburgh in 2019, Flying Solo! Presents was fortunate to be invited to participate virtually with Online@theSpaceUK in 2020. I produced 6 shows online in August 2020 sand 3 more new shows in Jan. 2021. The online platform allowed our work to be seen all over the globe and we reached 2000+ viewers.

 

In 2021 Flying Solo! Presents shows will be seen throughout the summer of 2021 at the Brighton Fringe (online), the Denver Fringe Festival (Live!) and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe/Online@theSpaceUK. Flying Solo! 

While Flying Solo! Presents is based in Golden, Colorado, USA we draw our company from all over the United States.

Penny Cole

Producing Artistic Director